By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, Peoria Times
Mesquite District Councilmember Bridget Binsbacher filed her “statement of interest” to run for Peoria mayor.
Binsbacher is the first candidate to announce a bid to lead Arizona’s ninth largest city. The winner will take the reins from current Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat, who is term limited in 2022.
“I filed my statement of interest, and I want to find out what is important to residents and if I can get the support to be their next mayor,” she said.
“So far, it feels great. The election will sneak up on us. I want to be prepared and have plenty of time to connect with citizens across Peoria.”
Binsbacher has lived in the Northwest Valley for more than three decades, dedicating her time to public and community service.
She was elected to serve on the Peoria City Council in March 2015 and re-elected in 2016 and 2020.
“Because I served on the council for six years, I’ve heard all the things that are important to people, as far as core services,” she said.